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Authoritative Reports on Climate Change

Governmental and scientific agencies have produced extremely detailed reports outlining the realities and dangers of climate change. Here are some of them.

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
ACIA Scientific Report (2005)
Full Report (1042 pp.)
Summary and Synthesis (32 pp.)

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
State of the Climate in 2012
.
Full Report (258 pp.)
General Highlights (NOAA website)
Highlights of Individual Chapters (NOAA website)

DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum
Climate Vulnerability Monitor (2nd ed.)
Website
Full Report (360 pp.)
Executive Summary (8 pp.)

Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather
Full Report (84 pp.)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2011.
Website
Full Report (500 pp.)
Executive Summary (26 pp.)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Fifth Assessment Report 2013-14
I The Science of Climate Change: Summary for Policymakers
(36 pp.) (9.27.13)
I. The Science of Climate Change: Full Report (June 2013 draft) (1,500 pp.!)  
> selected media analyses and commentary

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Fourth Assessment Report. 2007.

Full Report
Synthesis Report (50 pp.)
Citizens Guide (30 pp.)
Highlights for Policy Makers (8 pp.)
I. The Science of Climate Change: Report
I. The Science of Climate Change: Technical Summary (74 pp.)
I. The Science of Climate Change: Summary for Policy Makers (18 pp.)
II. Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Report
II. Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Technical Summary (56 pp.)
II. Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Summary for Policy Makers (16 pp.)
III. Mitigation of Climate Change: Report
III. Mitigation of Climate Change: Technical Summary (70 pp.)
III. Mitigation of Climate Change: Summary for Policy Makers (24 pp.)

International Energy Agency (IEA)
Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, 2013.
Full Report (132 pp.)

World Energy Outlook 2013
Website
Full Report (due out 12 November 2013)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
State of the Climate 2011
.

Full Report (280 pp.)
Highlights

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Global Analysis. Series of Annual Reports.
Website to search for different reports

National Research Council (NRC)
Advancing the Science of Climate Change
.
2010.

Full Report (528 pp.)
Executive Summary (39 pp.)
Report in Brief (4 pp.)

National Science Foundation
Solving the Puzzle: Researching the Impacts of Climate Change Around the World
Full Report (114 pp.)

U.N Environment Programme (UNEP)
GEO5: Global Environmental Outlook

Website
Full Report ( 550 pp.)
Summary for Policy Makers (20 pp.)
Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment (110 pp.)
Measuring Progress: Environmental Goals and Gaps (42 pp.)
GEO5 for Business (65 pp.)
GEO5 E-book

Emissions Gap Report 2013
Website
Full Report (64 pp.)
Executive Summary

U.S. Global Change Research Program
3rd National Climate Assessment (Jan. 2013 draft)
General website
Report website  
Full report (1000+ pages)
Chapter 1: Executive summary (21 pp.)
Chapter 2: Our Changing Climate (79 pp.)
Chapter 18: The Midwest (38 pp.)
Chapter 27: Mitigation (26 pp.)
Appendix I: Commonly Asked Questions ( pp.)
Appendix II: The Science of Climate Change  ( pp.)
Previous reports (2000, 2009)

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
Wisconsin’s Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation (2011)
Website
Full Report (225 pp.)  
Climate (52 pp.) 
Summary (4 pp.)

World Bank
Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4 Degree C. Warmer World Must Be Avoided.

Full Report (106 pp.)
Executive Summary (24 pp.)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
2001-2010: A Decade of Climate Extremes
Full Report (60 pp.)
Summary Report (20 pp.)

Greenhouse Gas Bulletins
#9 2013 (data through 2012)
#8 2012 (data through 2011)

 


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